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Syria: ISIS shoots down regime war plane

September 17, 2014
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Today's Zaman [Turkey]    

"So-called Islamic State (ISI[S]) militants shot down a Syrian war plane using anti-aircraft guns on Tuesday, the first time the group has downed a military jet since declaring its cross-border caliphate in June, a group monitoring the civil war said. The plane came down outside ISI[S]'s stronghold of Raqqa city, 400 km (250 miles) northeast of Damascus, during air strikes on territory controlled by the group, a resident said." (09/16/14)

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Afghanistan: Four occupation troops killed

September 16, 2014
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Reuters    

"A suicide car bomber killed three foreign troops and wounded 13 Afghan civilians in an attack on a convoy near the U.S. embassy in Kabul on Tuesday, the NATO-led coalition said, one of the worst attacks on international forces in the Afghan capital in months. ... In western Herat province, one U.S. soldier was killed when an unidentified member of the Afghan security forces turned on his trainers late on Monday .... Also overnight, two suicide bombers set ablaze 26 fuel tankers in an attack on a customs post near a border crossing into Pakistan in Afghanistan's east, Afghanistan's TOLO media reported on Tuesday." (09/16/14)

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Iraq: At least 42 dead as regime bombs Falluja hospital again

September 15, 2014
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Antiwar.com Antiwar.com    

"Despite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi‘s promise yesterday, that civilian locations would no longer suffer airstrikes, Falluja hospital has been bombed again. Still, he won an endorsement today from former P.M. Ayad al-Allawi. At least 42 people were killed and another 29 were wounded today. Although only one staff member was seriously wounded during an airstrike on Falluja Hospital, it is but one in a long string of bombings perpetrated by the Iraqi military on the civilian hospital." (09/14/14)

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Afghanistan: US drone kills seven

September 15, 2014
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The News International [Pakistan]    

"Seven suspected militants were killed following a US drone strike on the Pak-Afghan border area. The strike was reportedly carried out at the Pak-Afghan border on zero line with Paktika province along the South Waziristan Agency. Two top commanders of the Badr Mansoor group were also among those killed in the drone strike." (09/15/14)

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Iraq: 124 killed, 81 wounded

September 12, 2014
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Antiwar.com Antiwar.com    

"Bombers targeted Baghdad and several cities south of the capital. Airstrikes continued in the north and west. Overall at least 124 people were killed and 81 were wounded. In Baghdad, a bomb killed three people and wounded 14 more in the Bayaa district. Ten people were killed and 27 were wounded during two bomb attacks in New Baghdad. A civilian was killed in Saidiya." (09/11/14)

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UK: Cameron overrules foreign minister on bombing Syria

September 12, 2014
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Washington Post    

"Hours after Britain’s foreign minister said the country wouldn’t participate in any airstrikes on Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron’s office overruled the comment Thursday and stressed that the government hadn’t discarded the use of air power. ... British lawmakers are asking Cameron to clarify the government’s position and why there appeared to be a disparity between the politicians." (09/11/14)

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Syria: Leader of IS rival organization killed in suicide attack

September 10, 2014
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BBC News [UK state media]    

"Hassan Abboud, the leader of the Syrian Islamist insurgents Ahrar al-Sham has been killed with other top commanders in a bomb blast at a meeting. Activists say a suicide bomber detonated a vest in the attack in the north-western town of Ram Hamdan. Ahrar al-Sham is part of the Islamic Front, a coalition of seven Islamist rebel groups. In February, Ahrar al-Sham blamed the rival Islamic State group for an attack which killed several of its members." (09/09/14)

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Iraq: US launches new airstrikes against ISIS

September 8, 2014
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Fox News    

"The U.S. has launched fresh airstrikes against the Islamic State militant group in an effort to keep the Haditha Dam in western Iraq in the hands of that country's army. U.S. Central Command confirmed the airstrikes in a statement issued early Sunday, saying that five Humvees, an armed vehicle, and a checkpoint were destroyed. The strikes also damaged a militant bunker. The U.S. carried out one additional airstrike that destroyed a humvee at the crucial Mosul Dam in northern Iraq." (09/07/14)

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DPR: Shelling rocks fragile ceasefire

September 8, 2014
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CNN    

"Shelling hit areas near two key cities in [Donetsk People's Republic] on Sunday, intensifying fears that a ceasefire that took effect less than two days ago may be falling apart. The fledgling truce between the Ukrainian [invaders] and [DPR defenders] began Friday evening, and both sides were already accusing each other of violating it by Saturday. Sporadic artillery and machine gun fire rang out in the early hours of Sunday on the outskirts the strategic port city of Mariupol. ... Shelling and explosions were also heard near the airport of the flashpoint city of Donetsk on Sunday morning, the city council said on its website." (09/07/14)

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Tripoli bombed as Libya descends further into chaos; Egypt denies involvement

August 25, 2014
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The Telegraph [UK]    

"War planes attacked targets in Libya's capital Tripoli on Sunday, hours after forces from the city of Misrata said they had seized the main airport. Tripoli residents heard jets followed by explosions at dawn, but it was not clear who sent the planes. Egypt's president denied on Sunday any military involvement in Libya -- a day after Islamist militias accused Cairo and the United Arab Emirates of bombing their posts in Tripoli." (08/24/14)

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Gaza: Hamas says Israel kills three top commanders

August 21, 2014
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Gulf Business [United Arab Emirates]    

"An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas military commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the Islamist group said .... Hamas, which dominates the Gaza Strip, named the men as Mohammed Abu Shammala, Raed al-Attar and Mohammed Barhoum and said they were killed in a bombing of a house in the southern town of Rafah. ... Late on Tuesday Israel targetted Hamas’s top military commander, Mohammed Deif, but failed to kill him. Deif’s wife and seven-month-old son were killed in the air strike, Hamas said." (08/21/14)

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Gaza: Several killed during attempt to disable Israeli missile

August 13, 2014
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The Guardian [UK]    

"An unexploded Israeli missile in Gaza went off as bomb experts were trying to defuse it, leaving five people dead, including an Italian Associated Press journalist, on the last day of a 72-hour truce. ... The missile detonated as bomb squad officers were trying to dismantle it, killing at least five and wounding another five, three of them critically, Kamal Adwan hospital spokesman Muayin al-Masri told AFP." (08/13/14)

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Under the Constitution: Limited strikes qualify as war

August 10, 2014
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10th Amendment Center Tenth Amendment Center
by Michael Boldin  

"Confronted with the Constitutional requirement that Congress is the federal branch that determines when the country goes to war, supporters of unilateral executive power will often take one of two paths to avoid following the Constitutional mandate that Congress declare the war before the Executive can take action. 1. Refer to the action as defensive. ... 2. Refer to the action as something other than 'war.'" (08/09/14)

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DPR: Ukrainian troops edge closer to Donetsk

August 5, 2014
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Houston Chronicle    

"Ukrainian troops took control of a checkpoint Tuesday on the western edge of the [seceded] city of Donetsk as the government makes further gradual advances to quash separatist forces in the east. An Associated Press reporter saw a tank waving the blue-and-yellow Ukrainian flag in the suburb of Marinka, which lies on a key road into Donetsk. Rebel combatants could still be seen in sniper positions in a nearby area closer to the city center." (08/05/14)

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Gaza: 30 injured in attack during “humanitarian window”

August 4, 2014
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ABC News    

"Israeli forces struck a Gaza beach camp after the start of a seven-hour 'humanitarian window' Monday, with the attack injuring 30 relatives, the Palestinian health ministry said. The strike happened at Al-Shata Refugee Camp in west Gaza City, ABC News has learned. That's far from Rafah, in southern Gaza, which has been the scene of particularly heavy fighting and strikes the past few days. Israel’s self-declared truce -- which Hamas has not agreed to -- does not include areas where its soldiers were already operating." (08/04/14)

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Gaza: “Humanitarian” ceasefire unravels within hours

August 1, 2014
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Fox News    

"A three-day cease-fire on the Gaza Strip that began Friday quickly fell apart, with both Israel and Hamas leveling accusations of violating the truce at each other within hours of it beginning. The cease-fire took effect at 8 a.m. local time and was expected to last for a period of 72 hours. However, nearly two hours after the cease-fire went into effect, Israeli tanks shelled the eastern part of Rafah, which lies close to Gaza's borders with Israel and Egypt, killing at least four people and wounding 15, Gaza officials told the Associated Press." (08/01/14)

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Iraq: More than 5,000 killed in July

August 1, 2014
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Antiwar.com Antiwar.com    

"Antiwar.com has determined that at least 5,207 people were killed and 2,018 more were wounded during the month of July. Our analysis of the figures is below. Also, the Kurdish government is asking the U.S. government for weaponry, and the Mosul Brigades appears to be quickly gathering strength. If both groups gain reinforcements, it could mean higher figures for August." (07/31/14)

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Gaza: Israeli tank shells strike UN school, killing 15

July 30, 2014
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New York Post    

"Israeli tank shells slammed into a crowded U.N. school Wednesday sheltering Gazans displaced by fighting, killing 15 and wounding 90 after tearing through the walls of two classrooms, a spokesman for a U.N. aid agency and a health official said. The relentless bombardment also killed 27 Palestinians elsewhere in the coastal territory Wednesday, further dimming hopes of a sustainable cease-fire." (07/30/14)

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Iraq: At least 147 killed

July 30, 2014
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Antiwar.com Antiwar.com    

"Civilian and security forces suffered little today, but the Iraqi government reported that 147 militants were killed in various locations. Only one policeman was killed and 10 others were wounded. Meanwhile, ISIS released a video displaying part of their grim occupation. The Islamic State released video footage of hundreds of dead bodies. The exact number is unclear as when the video was taken." (07/29/14)

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Afghanistan: Militants storm Pakistan check posts, six killed

July 30, 2014
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The Daily Star [Lebanon]    

"t least six militants were killed when Pakistan's military thwarted an attack on its check posts near the Afghan border, officials said Wednesday. 'About 70 to 80 terrorists physically attacked the posts, six terrorists were killed and nine injured due to an effective response by Pakistani troops,' a security official said." (07/30/14)

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Libya: Militants seize Benghazi special forces base

July 30, 2014
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Los Angeles Times    

"Islamist militants took control of the biggest special forces base in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle that killed 30 people. Soldiers abandoned their base after heavy shelling, according to Saiqa Special Forces officer Fadel Al-Hassi. ... Benghazi has become the epicenter of fighting between government special forces, who have teamed up with troops loyal to rogue former general Khalifa Haftar, and the coalition of Islamic groups Benghazi Shura Council and Islamist Ansar al Sharia." (07/30/14)

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Prosecutor: “Compelling” signs Kosovo leaders trafficked in organs

July 29, 2014
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Los Angeles Times    

"A special prosecutor appointed by the European Union to investigate allegations of war crimes by Kosovo Albanian leaders said Tuesday he had found 'compelling indications' of crimes against humanity, including the killing of minorities to harvest and sell their organs. The organ trafficking incidents during the Kosovars' 1998-99 war for independence from Serbia appear to have been fewer than 10, said Clint Williamson, the U.S. prosecutor named in 2011 to investigate reports of atrocities condoned by leaders of the Kosovo Liberation Army." (07/29/14)

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Gaza: Hamas, Israel trade blame for playground murders

July 29, 2014
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Global News [Canada]    

"Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians -- including nine children playing on a swing -- in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians are paying in the conflict. Israel’s military said a rocket misfired by Gaza militants was responsible, and it later released aerial photos that it said showed the weapon’s path. Gaza officials blamed Israeli airstrikes." (07/28/14)

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DPR: At least 19 civilians killed in fierce fighting

July 29, 2014
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Reuters    

"Intense fighting between [invading] Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian [troops in Donetsk People's Republic] killed at least 19 civilians, local officials said on Tuesday, as Kiev pressed an offensive to close in on the separatists. ... Officials said 14 people, including five children, were killed in fighting on Monday evening in the town of Gorlovka/Horlivka, one of several spots that saw fierce battles between the rival forces in the last few days. In the city of Luhansk, officials said five civilians were killed when shelling hit a retirement home." (07/29/14)

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Huge blaze out of control in Tripoli battle as Libya slides into chaos

July 29, 2014
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The Globe and Mail [Canada]    

"A huge fuel depot in Libya’s capital burned out of control on Monday, set ablaze in fighting between rival militias that has driven the country to chaos three years after the NATO-backed revolt that toppled Muammar Gaddafi ... Foreign governments have looked on powerless as anarchy sweeps across the North African oil producer. Western countries have urged their nationals to leave, shut their embassies and pulled diplomats out, after two weeks of clashes among rival factions of former rebels killed nearly 160 people in Tripoli and the eastern city of Benghazi." (07/29/14)

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